The appropriate rosacea treatment, or combination of treatments, depends on the type and the severity of your symptoms. Very mild rosacea may not necessarily require treatment if it is not a major concern for you. In all other cases, you should talk to your physician before treating rosacea to make sure you have a proper evaluation.
You may be able to avoid time-consuming and costly treatments by simply understanding the triggers causing your symptoms. Sun and wind exposure, spicy foods and alcohol are some of the most common triggers. Avoiding or minimizing contact with your triggers may be the ideal treatment for you.
Some rosacea symptoms can be controlled through the use of topical medications such as metronidazole or azelaic acid. For others, relief of symptoms may be obtained through cleansers, creams and moisturizers such as the medical-grade line of Vivier redness relief products.
Tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline are some of the oral antibiotic rosacea treatments commonly prescribed. Your physician should explain side effects and potential risks before you decide on this treatment method.
In many cases, a rosacea laser treatment can provide faster and better results than topical treatments or antibiotics. Using intense pulsed light (IPL), treatments are quick and relatively painless with few, if any, side effects. Several treatments may be required for long-term results but noticeable improvement is often seen after only one treatment.